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Great video showing how to seal PanPastels and how to use them with stencils in an art journal!

 After a day of play with one of my new stencils from StencilGirl, the ladders were left out on my counter. It's a very good thing I didn't put them away because when I saw them on their sides, suddenly I saw fences.  So out came the PanPastels for fence play...would this be called fencing? This play transported me [...]

She Was Intimidated by PanPastels

VIdeo using PanPastels with a stencil in an art journal background

During a recent conversation there was a word a friend kept using to describe PanPastels. Intimidating.  She had seen some amazing fine art created with them and felt incredibly intimidated because she was not a fine artist. Well, I am not a fine artist.  I am an Oops artist.  That means I can just grab things and see [...]

Sealing PanPastels for mixed media projects

I adore PanPastels and what they do.  Since they are a pastel they need to be fixed or sealed in order to stay put, especially when I add layers on top of them.  When I say I add layers on top what I mean is I like to flood it with spray inks, brush paint [...]

PanPastels + a Stencil = an Easy Background thumbnail

Have you played with PanPastels yet?  I love them because I never have to wait for them to dry, they are so rich and loaded with vibrant color, and I can just smear them around without any planning. Check out this giveaway!  PanPastels, a storage tray, Mary Beth's favorite sponges with stencils (which StencilGirl now carries) [...]

PanPastels Make It Easy to Build a Pattern thumbnail

I'm playing with Orly Avineri's Soft Bones stencil from StencilGirl, one of her  5 new stencils.  I'm not the only one playing - this is a blog hop!  With a giveaway too!   PanPastels are a fast and easy way to build a pattern with a stencil because you don't have to wait for a [...]

A PanPastel Art Journal Page

An art journal page doesn't have to happen all at once.  Truly, there are no rules when it comes to art journaling and play.  A few weeks ago I stenciled the heart with paint and let it be until I had a  stack of PanPastels out on my counter that were whispering to me. I [...]

  Welcome to February's Colorful Gelli Print Party!  There's lots in today's post including the winners from Stencil Week, a new home for the Colorful Gelli Print link up, and of course, a tutorial video!  New to the Party?  You can find links to all the previous Colorful Gelli Print Parties here.     This [...]

Play with the Elephant in the Room

Nathalie Kalbach has outdone herself with her Elephant March stencil for StencilGirl Products!  I am in love with it for so many reasons.  All the texture in it, all the different patterns hidden in this beauty, and all the fun titles and quotes that go with an elephant!   Not to mention the memories I [...]

Purple and Green Saved Me!

I am so thankful for challenges- well art challenges that is...I have been working on an upcoming workshop and my brain became a bit fried doing all the non-art behind the scenes work.   I was feeling stuck and every decision felt like a life altering decision.  The Summer of Color rescued me!  How?  I'll show [...]

A Bouquet from Black Paint

Black is a paint color I rarely use on my Gelli Plate but every now and again I do.  So I cleaned off my brayer in my vintage journal like I do with the rainbow of colors I usually use.  And it sat. And sat.  Most of my other colors get lost or look muddy [...]